Friday, 30 October 2015

Cycle Challenge 2016

On 29th October 2015 Seaton Sluice Backpedalers had the pleasure of meeting with Brian Burnie and some of his team at Daft As A Brush Headquarters for a fish and chip supper.


It was their way of thanking us for our efforts in Cycle Challenge 2015 when we raised over £10 000 for Daft As A Brush, the biggest single donation they have ever received.  Brian told us what the money would be used for and gave us an insight into some of his plans for the future. He also expressed the hope that we might consider raising money for Daft As A Brush in the future.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Kielder Kaper

Planning for the Kielder Kaper, aka Cycle Challenge 2016, is now at an advanced stage. Riders have been recruited and accommodation booked so details of the route can now be revealed.

A major change is that next year’s route will start and finish at the Delaval Arms making organisation much easier. The event will take place over the weekend of May 28-30 2016 and involve cycling approximately 155 miles in the Northumbrian countryside. 

Day 1 – Delaval Arms to Bellingham.


Starting at the Delaval Arms, the route heads south on NCN 1 towards Tynemouth before joining the Reivers Route (NCN 10) at North Shields. We will stay on the Reivers all the way to Bellingham, a distance of 55 miles and climbing 2 355 feet along the way.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Friday Ride

Some of us are in the fortunate position of being able to go out on a bike ride at a moments notice. After three days of rain the weather cleared and the sun shone. A quick exchange of text messages was all that was needed to organise an impromptu ride for three Backpedalers. The weather was glorious.

There is a GoPro video of the ride:



Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Backpedalers On Tour–The Videos

Videos from cycling weekend in North Northumberland have been uploaded to Facebook but for those who prefer a different medium, they are being made available here.

Day 1
A 45 mile circular ride to Coldstream and back.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Backpedalers On Tour

Four Backpedalers were fortunate enough to spend three days in North Northumberland to hone their cycling skills by exploring some of the local cycle routes.

Day One
The day started with a frost but the sky was clear and the sun was shining and later on the temperature reached a maximum of 22 C – perfect for a bike ride.

The chosen destination was Coldstream so the route took us across to Kimmerston and Ford before crossing the A697 and heading towards Branxton and Flodden.

From Flodden the group made their way to Cornhill then on to Coldstream. After a break for refreshments at The Hirsel, it was back to Corhill, down to Howtel and Millfield and a brief stop at The Anchor Inn, Wooler before cycling home to Doddington.

The total distance cycled was 45 miles.